The State Security Services (SSS) informed about the arrest of a university graduate for allegedly forging the official letter-head paper of the Nasarawa State Governor’s Office.
Mr. Ngobiowei Awoikiega, the Assistant Director (Security) of the service in the state, revealed this in Lafia on November 29, 2013, Friday.
He said that the suspect was a graduate of Business Administration from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
Mr. Ngobiowei Awoikiega said the suspect (name was not disclosed) was arrested in Akwanga, headquarters of Akwanga Local Government Area of the state by the SSS operatives following a tip-off.
Awoikiega alleged that the suspect used the forged letter-head paper and subsequently forged the signature of the Secretary to the State Government, Zainab Abdulmumin, to introduce himself and one other person with the intent of gaining employment at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi.
According to him, the suspect has made useful statements on the alleged offence.
“Unknown to officials of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, the management honoured the letter printed on the fake letter-headed paper from the Governor’s Office by offering a provisional employment to his (suspect’s) client.”
Mr. Ngobiowei advised the general public to avoid falling victims of the activities of persons with fraudulent intentions.
Fielding questions from journalists, the suspect admitted committing the offence, saying that he did it because he could not secure employment since 2009, after his graduation from the university.